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When You Wonder, You’re Learning: A Journey with Mister Rogers

Imagine more than one thousand people across the Suncoast region, meeting in houses, offices, and restaurants, sipping coffee, and sharing sn…

Suncoast Remake Learning Days: Sharing on Many Levels

On April 29th, Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) Engagement Team members were excitedly poised at The POINT, the support faci…

Suncoast Remake Learning Days Kick-Off Family Reunion

Dear Friends, As you know, there’s lots of different kinds of families—nuclear, extended, family of friends, and family of co-workers. I’m lu…

Evolving Partnerships

In 2016, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) had just begun to work in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The Patterson Foundat…

Reach Out and Read Florida Poised for Further Growth

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) is a community-wide effort in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties to help…

The Art of Surprise: Pop-up Neighbor Through Laundry

Many families dread going to the laundromat due to transportation issues, time, and cost. According to the website, FiscalTiger, based on an …

Far More Than the Numbers

Recently, the SuperMatt Laundromat in Punta Gorda was a flurry of activity as 46 families had all of their laundry fees paid during the Pop-U…

The Bacon Was Back!

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) recently hosted the 2022 Community Update. After two years of virtual formatting due to…

Just Right: Pop-Up Neighbor Through Laundry — Port Charlotte

Editor’s Note: Since 2018, albeit interrupted by COVD, SCGLR has hosted 18 Pop-Up Neighbor Through Laundry events providing 708 families with…

The Stars Aligned at Dive into Reading Camps

Editor’s Note: Photo courtesy of Ray Collins.   The Stars Aligned at Dive into Reading Camps I woke up one summer morning and had an ove…

Kicking Off a New School Year

It’s no secret that summer is one of the best times of the year, especially here at SCGLR. We round up our students in the region and host on…

The Real Winners are the Children and Families of the Suncoast

Thursday, July 21, 2022, was a big day for the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, receiving honors and accolades from the national Ca…

Suncoast Honored With 2022 All-America City Award and GLR Pacesetter Award

The Suncoast’s steadfast efforts to help our children and families succeed in school and life have been recognized on a national stage. Our r…

Reach Out and Read: A Foundation for Success

Reach Out and Read® gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books and reading into their pediatric care and encouragin…

Suncoast Festival Is Our Chance to Remake Learning

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Herald-Tribune on April 28, 2022.   In thinking back on your early years, you lik…

Registration Is Open

Editor’s Note: Register for THIS BOOK IS COOL in English or Spanish.   Registration IS open!  Such exciting words. But when preceded by …

Zen and the Art of Suncoast Remake Learning Days!

Editor’s Note: Click this link to explore all the events in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties by theme.   Friends, When …

Bradenton Residents Receive Free Laundry Service From Generous Organizations

Editor’s Note: This article is repurposed with permission from SNN News and Annette Gutierrez. BRADENTON (WSNN) – Several organizations on th…